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    Tenacity is defined as the quality of being determined. In the novel, The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun, the narrator and main character, Adam, was set on finding his life purpose and pursuing the dream of helping poor children in other countries who had little hope for the future. His family went through a great deal of pain. His father taught him to be tough and always said to him “Braun’s are different” (Braun Pg. 7) I have never been a straight A student, but I also have never failed a…

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    In the article “An Ode to the User-Friendly Pencil”, Laing uses irony to illustrate that he prefers pencil more than computers because pencil has its own maintenance and simplicity. At the beginning of the article, Ling mentions the only modern technology he knows is “frozen waffles” (Laing 1). Frozen waffles are not considered to be a technology, it’s more like a common knowledge. The author uses a ironic way to show that he lacks the knowledge of advanced technology. Then the author talks…

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    Nicholas Tucker I Pencil

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    essay, I, Pencil, a pencil is used to illustrate how the free market system works. The video demonstrates a pencil, at first glance, appears relatively simple; a piece of wood with a lead- actually graphite- in the center, some paint, a metal ferrule and the eraser. The video is intended to illustrate the extensive amount of people, skill and materials that come together to form an economic system. The narrator relates no one individual is directing the activities to manufacture the pencil. The…

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    What interest me the most of this piece of writing is the title “From Pencils to Pixels.” This is because the title says it all. In this writing we see how Baron talks about the evolution of writing itself. Way before all the new technology advancements, writing was seen as a threat to society because of how influential it was to society back to the Socrates and Plato era. Writing has always been influential, is the way we communicate with each other over a set of words and sentence structure.…

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    I am a Pencil by Sam Swope is written from the teacher’s experiences with becoming an elementary school teacher in Queens, New York. Swope writes in a perspective of the teacher; where he guides the students’ writing, confronted their realities, and encouraged them to put their full effort into their success. When reading the preface, it explained that his students came from twenty-one different countries and spoke eleven different languages. He explains that the majority of the students came…

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    video, “Milton Friedman - I Pencil”, showed Milton Friedman talking about what does it take to make a pencil. It takes a lot of people from different countries to create a spectacular product that may seem simple to someone else, like a regular pencil. From the tip of the eraser to the bottom of the lead ( which is known as graphite) are all materials that comes from certain areas of the world. Friedman had said that there is not a single person in the world can make a pencil on their own; it…

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    few players in the market offering very similar products. Exercise books are manufactured by Ceylon Pencil Company (Pvt( Ltd,…

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    Pencils Verses Keys Technology in the classroom does not advance student learning, because technological devices increase the amount of distractions, provide many more ways of inappropriate searching, enable people to be lazier, and do not enhance the methods of teaching. This is shown in many different ways. What Technology do we use? In schools there are many types of technological devices and/or programs used. Some schools use ipads, tablets, chromebooks, laptops, and other devices to…

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    Leave Guns out of Pencil Cases Throughout history the war on gun control has been a never ending rollercoaster ride. The fight on guns on college campuses -- a supposed safe learning environment -- has been even more difficult. In 2015 alone, the number of college campus shootings have skyrocketed in the United States while less than five college campus shootings have occurred in England and Wales. Many gun enthusiasts claim that stricter gun laws will not solve the problem. On the other hand,…

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    was the night watchman at the National Pencil Factory. Both men were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mary Phagan. Lee was the man who discovered Mary's body the day after she was murdered. Mullinax had driven Mary to and from work on more than one occasion. He was arrested because a witness claimed to have seen the two together that Saturday. Leo Frank was questioned, but released the same day. John Gantt, a former bookkeeper at the National Pencil Factory, who had openly admired Phagan…

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